[Tips & Tricks] Perfboard Building

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[Tips & Tricks] Perfboard Building

Postby drmathprog » 26 Feb 2008, 15:24

I'm inspired by the Eternity and King of Tone perfboard projects. Can someone point me to a tutorial or suggest techniques for soldering a perfboard project? Specifically, I'm not clear on how I can solder the components on one side to the wires on the other side.
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Re: Perfboard Build Tips?

Postby ieatyouforbreakfast » 26 Feb 2008, 22:11

don't cut the leads to the components and use the extra lengths as traces.
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Re: Perfboard Build Tips?

Postby drmathprog » 26 Feb 2008, 22:19

Thanks. Seems obvious, but it didn't occur to me until I read your post. :D
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Re: Perfboard Build Tips?

Postby Dave Simpson » 27 Feb 2008, 06:51

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Re: Perfboard Build Tips?

Postby drmathprog » 27 Feb 2008, 15:34

That's perfect; I don't know why I couldn't find it! Thanks!
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Re: Perfboard Build Tips?

Postby Alex C » 29 Feb 2008, 04:41

The Tweak-O project has hole-by hole instructions, and shows both sides of the board at several stages. It was my first build, and I was very fortunate to have this project as a guide.

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Re: Perfboard Build Tips?

Postby ubersam » 29 Feb 2008, 08:30

I create a layout for a pcb then use that as a guide when building on perfboard.
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Re: Perfboard Build Tips?

Postby drmathprog » 29 Feb 2008, 12:35

Thanks Alex. I've never seen those push in terminal posts before. Where did you find those?
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Re: Perfboard Build Tips?

Postby Alex C » 29 Feb 2008, 23:48

drmathprog wrote:Thanks Alex. I've never seen those push in terminal posts before. Where did you find those?

Steve at Small Bear Electronics (who created the Tweak-O tutorial) calls them "flea clips" and sells them on his site here.
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